“You can’t have happy customers without having happy employees”
What is better than some sun just as winter arrives? Easy, some sun in the South of Spain in the beautiful city and resort area of Marbella. With a backdrop of the Sierra Blanca Mountains and 27km of sandy Mediterranean beaches, it was the perfect destination for our company incentive trip.
The venuesworld.com team recently headed off to the stunning South of Spain, to the 5-star Hotel Don Carlos, for our recent Kick-Off Meeting for FY18. This trip was both an incentive for the team and a thank you for their stellar performance throughout FY17. The team went above and beyond helping our clients find the best venues and to help them operate some fantastic events across the globe.
With the expert advice of Barbara and the team in venuesspain.com, the Hotel Don Carlos was chosen as the luxury destination for the 3-day trip. Upon arrival the hotel provided an exceptional 5-star service and a wonderful lunch at their poolside restaurant. An afternoon meeting to recap on the previous year’s performance and a look towards the objectives for FY18, then it was time to refresh and head for a beautiful dinner in the Old Town in Marbella.
One of the best things about working with a local team, who have expert knowledge of the region in which they work, is that you get to experience restaurants, hotels and areas of destination that you otherwise would not have found. In the case of the team dinner on the first evening the team in venuesspain.com recommended the beautiful Paco Jimenez restaurant. This restaurant was found in the historic Old Town in Marbella in the beautiful Orange Square. With a Duck confit or crusted rack of lamb that would impress even the fussiest food critic, the restaurant was a popular choice with all the team.
The second day continued in the same theme as the first. The team in venuesspain.com helped to organise an amazing team tour of the Old Town in Marbella, but this was a tour with a twist. Rather than simply have a guide take the team around the Old Town, venuesspain.com worked with a local partner to design an iPad Gastronomy Treasure hunt. This treasure hunt allowed the teams to work together to find specific locations around the Old Town, to find clues and discover hidden gems of Marbella we would not have seen otherwise. The beautiful wine, cheese and olive oils along the way really helped.
Our final night was spent in the beautiful Bibo by Dani Garcia in the stunning Puente Romano Resort. Again this was recommended by the team in venuesspain.com. A highly recommended Michelin Star restaurant that delivered amazing food, with a great atmosphere. The team thoroughly enjoyed the fabulous restaurant that is overlooked by a 2000-year-old Roman bridge. It was truly a wonderful experience in an amazing venue with whimsical and colourful decoration. Here is to a successful 2018 for all of our teams and clients.